The old adage “do what you love and love what you do” could not be any truer for the folks over at The Chocolate Cartel. This chocolate shop has been operating here in Albuquerque for close to ten years, providing world class treats with a southwest twist to those with a keen sweet tooth. Locals can’t resist the unbelievable combination of red chile and dark chocolate, putting the creation amongst The Chocolate Cartel’s best sellers. In spite of their name and luckily for us, they didn’t stop at chocolate. The Van Rixel brothers expanded their focus to include gelato and sorbets, creating eclectic flavors such as Key Lime and Cucumber, Mayan Spiced Chocolate, and Smoked Salt and Carmel. Their passion for creating new and exciting desserts could not be more evident. If you cannot get these delectable sweets off your mind, never fear, you can visit The Chocolate Cartel shop or find a number of their products in local grocery stores and co-ops.